The Kennedy Award of Excellence is a registered award of excellence for blogs through its writing, presentation and objectives. It fosters human values; promoting intellectual, emotional and moral growth of peers.
Thank you so much to my brother from Jesusluvsall for the nomination! I haven’t done an award in a while (in fact, I tend to avoid them), but I liked the unique features that set the Kennedy Award apart from the others.
With that, make sure to check out his blog by clicking here, he regularly publishes quality, encouraging content, and I highly encourage you to subscribe to his website!
So, without further ado, let’s get into the award!
Alright, and we are back with another award- our fourth Liebster award! Thank you so much to Debby from DebbySEO for this nomination. While I usually don’t participate in awards I’ve already received, I seriously liked the way she’s changed it to make it more special, and so here we go.
The rules are simple:
Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their website.
Use the same Award image as your nominator.
Share 11 facts about yourself & mention 3 blog articles
Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you
Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
Make up 11 questions to ask your nominees
Notify your 11 nominees
11 facts about me
I have 5 siblings.
My dad is a pastor.
I am extremely addicted to coffee
My favorite book series is Lord of the Rings.
I am extremely bad at math.
I have swam in Loch Ness (Scotland).
My favorite movie, besides Lord of the Rings, is Avengers: Endgame.
1) What is in your opinion the best SEO software currently on the market? If you haven’t used SEO software, how informed are you about SEO services and software? Likely Moz.com’s features or Ubersuggest. I have used both and they are fantastic for learning about SEO. The best paid software, however, is the “Yoast SEO” plugin.
2) If you could eat as much food as you wanted without ever getting full or fat, which food would you choose? What is your favorite restaurant? American food, because there’s a lot of variety. My favorite American restaurant is Wendy’s or Cracker Barrel.
3) If your pet could talk, what would it say to you? She’d probably say, “why did you never want to be my friend?” I dislike guinea pigs, so I don’t usually pet them.
4) What is the weirdest thing you have ever seen someone do? I once saw a random girl dancing….innapropriately in front of a crowd of five-year-old children for a fundraiser in Uganda.
5) If you had enough money that you never needed to work again, what would you do with your time? Probably spend most of it playing basketball, although reading is also tempting.
6) Name three of your favorite songs. “Armies” by KB, “Paid My Dues” by NF, and “Set Me Free” by Lecrae.
7) Name three of your favorite books. “Lord of the Rings”, “Ender’s Game”, and “Sherlock Holmes”.
8) Would you lie to your friend or spouse for a large sum of money? How much? Absolutely not. As a Christian, I am called to be honest at all times.
9) If you had $10,000 to spend on whatever you like, what would you do with the money? I’d donate $2,000 to my ministry, New Hope Uganda, and invest the rest to use when I go to college next year.
10) If you would be granted one wish of any kind, what would you wish for? Assuming I couldn’t wish for unlimited wishes, I’d ask for the greatest, most complete guide to women’s minds. With that, I’d teach men and would eventually rule the world.
11) Who has been the biggest example in your life? Why? My dad, without a doubt. He has a massive impact on my life, from the way he has taught me to the example he sets.
My 11 questions for my nominees:
1: Who’s your favorite actor/actress?
2: Do you work out? If so, describe what you do.
3: What’s your favorite dessert?
4: If you geeked out about something, what would it be?
5: What are your thoughts on the COVID-19 breakout?
6: Is social media beneficial or harmful to a teenager?
7: What is the most views you’ve had in a day (on your blog)?
8: Do you have a hobby?
9: Recall a childhood memory.
10: What high-school subject would you gladly re-take if given the chance (anad time)?
11: Favorite animal?
Sadly, since I have very little time, I can’t nominate specific people. If you would, however, like to do this EPIC award, I nominate you! You, my reader, are nominated (I know, it’s a lazy thing to do, but I don’t have the time to hunt down 11 people). Go forth and complete the award!
Alright, that’s all for today. Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Debby for the nomination! Guys, if you enjoyed this post, make sure to click that Follow button below (or to the side). Then, when I release new posts like this on, you’ll get notified. Thanks again, and I hope you have a great day!
And we are back with yet another nomination, my third in this category! My thanks to Keziah for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Guys, Keziah is a fantastic blogger, and her posts are extremely encouraging to Christian teenagers like me. Make sure to check out her blog (and give her a follow) by clicking here.
Here are the rules:
Put the award logo/ image on your blog.
List the rules.
Thank whoever nominated you, and put a link to their blog.
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
Answer the questions provided by whoever nominated you.
Nominate 10-20 bloggers.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice: with one weird or funny question.
If you could eat any food right now, what would it be?
Describe your best friend or role model.
Alright, that’s all for today. Since I am unable to nominate specific people (my internet is being funky), I nominate you, my reader! With this, you get free content! You’re welcome.
Anyway, thanks again to Keziah for the nomination. Keziah, you’re awesome. And you, my readers, are awesome too. If you aren’t a regular reader or you’re new to this website, feel free to click that Follow button below (or to the side). That way, you won’t miss out on any new posts. Thanks again, and I hope you have a fantastic day!
Let’s take a break from throwbacks. Today’s the last day of February, so let’s have a bit of fun. I have recently received two award nominations, the Sunshine Blogger Award (my third) and the Mystery Blogger award. Now, usually, I don’t often participate in these awards, given that my posting schedule is fairly filled, but I decided that today was an exception. And so, without further ado, let’s jump right into our awards for the day and the questions they post.
Thanks so much to Jesusluvsall for this nomination. He currently holds the record for giving me the newest nominations (come on, y’all. You need to give me some new ones), and so I got really excited when I saw this one. After all, Halloween is in the air and writing about pumpkins is tons of fun! So, without any further ado, let’s get started!
Hey everybody! We’re back again with our (apparently) weekly award: the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Newblogger20, for the nomination! Her blog is one of my favorites! Make sure to check it out here.
Thank the person who nominated you
Link to the blog of the person who nominated you
Share 7 facts about yourself
Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
The first and second are already done, so now the third is up. However, it’s going to be a challenge to write seven facts I haven’t already written.
I use very colorful substitutes for swear words (Oh frappuccino!).
I have bad hand-writing.
I enjoy reading Calving and Hobbes (an inspiration to us all).
I love shwarma (thank you, Iron Man).
My favorite type of a country’s food (like Mexican, Chinese) is Indian.
I have bad back problems.
I have a unique sense of humor.
Alright, that’s all. Now, my victi- nominees, I mean.
Hey! We’re back with our weekly award- my second Random Acts of Kindness Award! Thank you so much, Jesusluvsall for the award! Guys, his blog is so encouraging, you have to check it out here.
Here are the rules.
Tell who nominated and why
Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above
Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else
Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you choose to participate, Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you.
I’ve already done the first and second, so now onto the third and fourth.
Hmm, a random act of kindness. Let me think… Alright, I’ve got it.
Nine months ago, my family and I went back to the USA for a brief Christmas visit. While in the USA, we split our time between Saint Albans, West Virginia and Chicago, Illinois. My mom came from Chicago, so we spent time with her parents (my grandparents), then went down to West Virginia, where my dad’s parents live. Now, even though it was close to Christmas, I still had classes at the online school, Veritas Scholars Academy. I decided to do them at a nearby coffee shop, Coal River Coffee. So, early Tuesday morning, I found myself doing the class in a coffee shop. Halfway through the class, I was startled by a tap on my shoulder. Looking up, I saw a smiling waitress holding a steaming cup of coffee. Having been at the coffee shop many times, they knew that I love black coffee, and they had decided to give me a free cup, knowing that I didn’t have any money (it’s funny but true). Thus, I was able to do class while drinking a free cup of quality coffee.
Ok, let me clarify something. I don’t just tell stories about people giving me free drinks (see my Random Acts of Kindness post, found here). I promise I have more stories than that. However, these simple acts of giving me free drinks have stuck with me, and I will never forget that simple act of love.
Alright, now to tag someone. I nominate pkadams, found here. Have fun!
As always, guys, thanks for reading! I truly appreciate your support and hope you have a wonderful day.
Hey guys! Today, we have another award- my second Behind the Blogger award! Thank you so much, Kenechi Duatron, for the nomination! Guys, make sure to check out her awesome blog here. Here are the rules:
Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag
Alright, now to answer the questions.
Why did you start blogging and why have you kept blogging? I started blogging for a couple of reasons. I loved writing, and I wanted to share some of my experiences with the world. I also have a lot of family members, and I wanted to find a way to communicate with them. I’ve kept blogging because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!
What is your favorite type of blog post to write? Definitely my stories. Those are so much fun to share, and I get really excited as I write about past experiences.
Hey! We’re back with another award, and this time, it’s a new one- the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you so much, Ariana (my blogging best friend), for nominating me. Guys, if you haven’t already, make sure to check out her blog here, with the original nomination here.
Alrighty, that’s done. Now, here are the rules, per usual.
Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Nominate 5-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.
The Creation of Africa Boy
I first started blogging on my dad’s old blog. He had this section on it called the McFarland Kids Creative Place, and on that, I could blog. My first ever post (published November 4th, 2015. You can find it here), was a poem I had written about snow. Eventually, I grew to dislike blogging on a website that was not my own, so I used my email and created my own blog, found here. The Elisha McFarland blog still exists, and I update it regularly. After a year of blogging on that website, I was told by a friend that the Blogspot websites aren’t nearly as cool (or accessible) as the WordPress website. Thus was born Africa Boy.
Now, here are my two pieces of advice. 1: Blog consistently (sorry, Ariana, but I copied you). 2: Don’t be afraid to market; in other words, don’t be scared of telling people about your blog.
4: What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?
Usually, when I want to relax, I will read a book or take a walk. When I read, my heart rate slows, and I find the world slowing down around me. When I take a walk, I get some time to talk to my Dad, God. That alone is the most relaxing thing anybody can experience.
5: What are three of your favorite things?
Wow, that is a hard one. I would have to say:
A: Reading the Bible.
B: Playing basketball
C: Listening to music while baking.
6: What are your proudest blogging moments?
My proudest blogging moments are usually when I either write something so good I need to share it with someone, or when somebody writes me something very encouraging on my blog. That alone makes my day 🙂 .
7: What are your hobbies outside of blogging?
I play basketball, bake, sing, talk to God, collect Pokemon cards, climb trees, eat, hang out with friends, and talk with friends on the internet.
8: Describe your personality in three words.
Loyal, loving, dorky.
9: What are your top three pet peeves?
A: Bad music played during worship in Church.
B: People making terrible fouls in basketball and not caring.
C: My little siblings eating my candy.
10: What’s something your followers don’t know about you?
Well, there are a few things that come to mind. First, that I love coffee. I can drink coffee morning, noon, and night. Second, that I have a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Mounty. Third, I have an uncle who is a professional hunter, and works for Cabela’s.
Well, that was fun! Thanks to the blogger that nominated me!